About Our Resources

The consortium of Fire, Emergency, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity specialists who comprise our team have well over one hundred years of combined experience in all aspects of our industry.

We are Professionally Certified Business Continuity and IT DR Planners and instructors; trained Community Emergency Management Coordinators (CEMCs); EMO qualified instructors and Fire Department Officers.

We take pride in ensuring that our resource recommendation is individually tailored to meet Client needs, not only in professional qualifications, but in personal style of service delivery.

Please contact us at info@sayersrecoverygroup.ca with your requirements and we will be pleased to provide you with the resume of a resource that best fits your needs.

Please note we do not “body-shop” Emergency Management professionals. Sayers Recovery Group Inc. is proud of our rigorous professional integrity and client service values assessment. Only the “best of the best” resources in the industry are aligned with the Sayers Recovery Group.

The specialists on our team do not work for Sayers Recovery Group. We are an informal consortium of independent consultants who have their own companies with whom Sayers Recovery Group shares a common interest in ensuring quality service and client satisfaction even if that means referring you to someone else.

Sayers Recovery Group Inc. takes no referral or markup fee unless we specifically contribute to the service provided.

We are pleased to simply match your needs with the best available Emergency Management professional.

Betsy Sayers - (Security Cleared to SECRET)

Master Business Continuity Professional

IMS 400

Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Fire Chief



IT Infrastructure Library Foundation

To our knowledge Betsy is the only person in Canada who has hands on experience in all facets of Emergency Management. With over 20 years’ experience in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, she also is an experienced Municipal Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator.

Betsy is recognized as a results oriented person with extremely strong verbal and written communications skills. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Canadian Centre of Emergency Preparedness Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence at the World Conference on Disaster Management.

In 2004 Betsy was the 2nd person in Canada to earn Masters level professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International. She was one of the first female Fire Chiefs in Ontario.

She has been an instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International and DRI Canada since 1996.

Prior to leaving the Federal Government in 2005, Betsy was the Director of IT Security & Continuity Management in the Information Technology Branch of Canada Customs & Revenue Agency.

Possessed with a keen understanding of the challenges facing anyone responsible for business continuity, IT disaster recovery and emergency management Betsy is enjoying semi-retirement by giving back to a profession she loves through effective, high quality, yet reasonably priced consulting, training and facilitation services.

An extremely popular facilitator, trainer and conference speaker, Betsy has spoken at almost every international Business Continuity Conference in North America, the UK and Asia. She is also a published author for the Disaster Recovery Journal.

Always keen to give back to an industry she loves, Betsy has been:

  • Program Director, Vice Chairman and Director of Communications for the Ottawa Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE).
  • Chairman of the Certification Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRI CANADA).
  • Program Officer for the Treasury Board Secretariate Business Continuity Group
  • Chairman of the Renfrew County Fire Chiefs Association.

In recognition of her industry efforts and incident management work on several response teams, she has been awarded:

  • 2011 CCEP Award of Excellence for Business Continuity
  • Year 2000 Deputy Minister’s award
  • September 11 Commemorative Award
  • Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Queen’s Golden Anniversary
  • 1992 Governor General’s Commemorative Medal
  • Nomination to “Who’s Who of IT Professionals”
  • Nominated as a Global Continuity “preferred vendor”

Client Testimonials

Client satisfaction surveys have included the following comments:

  • “Seems sub-par work just doesn’t exist in your world”
  • “Can’t speak highly enough of how much help Betsy was to us”
  • “Just the right mix of information and spontaneity.”
  • “Professional, clear, endless energy.”
  • “Met and exceeded our expectations throughout the mandate.”
  • “love the pandemic poker – terrific ice breaker”
  • “The extensive knowledge, experience and leadership have brought credibility to our team and made the difference in delivering within schedule while leaving behind tools and appropriate mentoring that the internal team will continue using in the future.”
  • “We appreciated the make sense approach and deliverables were so well tailored to our organization.”
  • “Very organized, professional dynamic instructor who is very sensitive to student needs.”
  • “Excellent, clear, informative - took a complex topic and brought it to an understandable and interesting level”
  • “Excellent communication skills, preparation and willingness to help out course participants during class and in future.”

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